Journal

Gifts for the garden-lover

We all have a loved one, a friend or a family member who loves gardening. And now, gifting for these special people has never been easier! You will find many ideal gifts for the garden-lover in my portfolio. Surprise family and friends with a unique gift on their birthday. Forget the bath salts, socks and ties – clothing, wall art, home décor, stationery, cases and skins for your gadgets and bags, all to be found right here on RedBubble in my portfolio.…

Tote bags make ideal gifts for all those gardening tools, a bar of soap, your phone, gardening journal, garden gloves (but not the wheel barrow!) and a snack for the field mouse! That’s how sturdy they are!


Elaborate blossoms, in every hue


Autumn Echeverias


It’s Agapanthus time!


Aloe cooperi


Hydrangea splendour


My favourite garden tools


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My artwork available as an App for iPhone and iPad

Do you ever wish you had MORE icons on your iPhone or iPad to use when messaging? Sick and tired of all the same old icons on your phone?…

Well, finally, a dream of mine has come true! Some of my artwork is now available as an App of stickers for iPhone and iPad, to use with iMessage, available on the Apple iStore, developed by Donovan Crewe from Ballito, South Africa. Both my Apps have already been featured in the iStore, with one being considered for PROMOTION.


App for iPhone or iPad – Maree Clarkson Fine Art – Birds


App for iPhone or iPad – Maree Clarkson Fine Art – African Animals

All these images are also available as stickers from my RedBubble store. Individual slices of personality, totally unique and 400% awesome! Turn a boring laptop / notebook / otherwise plain surface into your

Being 'FOUND' by RB 2


Keepers of the Sacred Law

On the 15th December 2015 (almost a year now), the above image was “FOUND” by RedBubble, and what an amazing experience it has been! A few of my images had appeared on RedBubble’s front page in the old days, and this has been my second FOUND and it has had a profound effect.

Since being FOUND on the 15th December last year, it has had 13770 views, 103 favs, attracted over 93 new followers and I’ve sold 57 products. Sales on many other items in my portfolio have also increased dramatically and all I can say is Whoot! Whoot! Thank you RedBubble and thank you to all the buyers!



My Journal on RedBubble

Having fun on RedBubble (and sales)


A Southern Masked Weaver building his nest in my garden…

I joined RedBubble in February 2010 and in the beginning I up-loaded my art, obviously, but also up-loaded “random” (photographic) images just for the fun of it, enjoying the comments and interaction of friends and the wonderful community here. As time went by, I started selling more and more products and also, my portfolio just grew and grew and grew, until eventually I had 20 pages in my portfolio!

Then RedBubble also started implementing a lot of changes and added many new products to the range until eventually it was almost impossible to keep up with editing and organising all the products with so many pages in my portfolio. This led to me editing all my images, removing most of the “random” images as well as art that didn’t seem

Collectible Botanical Prints


Restio – Thamnochortus insignis male plant…

Recently a renaissance has been occurring in botanical art and illustration. The reasons for this resurgence are many. In addition to the need for clear scientific illustration, botanical depictions continue to be one of the most popular forms of “wall art”.

There is an increasing interest in the changes occurring in the natural world and the central role plants play in maintaining healthy ecosystems. A sense of urgency has developed in recording today’s changing plant life for future generations. With their exquisite detail and gorgeous depictions of flowers and plants, botanical prints offer a chance to collect something lovely and also beautify your home.

Although depictions of beautiful flowers are what many people think of when they hear abo

Afrikaanse verkope - Baie dankie!

Deesdae verkoop ek al hoe meer Afrikaanse werke – T-hemde, kaartjies, Hardeblad Joernale en nog meer. Ek dink daar is ’n groot aanvraag (en tekort!) vir items met ’n Afrikaanse tema. Soek maar op die internet, die goed is so skaars soos hoendertande!

Baie dankie aan die kopers van die volgende items :


Hardeblad Joernaal “Sirkels in die Son”


Poster “Kyk! Dis September!”


T-hemp – “Pasop! Ek’s ’n rooikop!”


T-hemp – ‘n Afrika Collage’


T-hemp “Ek is ’n bedreigde spesie!”


Verjaarsdagkaartjie


T-hemp “Afrikaans is my Moedertaal”


Kleefprentjie “Afrikaans is my Moedertaal”


Geraamde afdruk – “Huisie by die See”



My Joernaal op RedBubble

Being "FOUND" by RB 1


The dark forest

On the 21st September 2015, the above image was “FOUND” by RedBubble, and what an amazing experience it has been! A few of my images had appeared on RedBubble’s front page in the old days, but this was my first FOUND and it has had a profound effect.

Since posting the image on the 19th September 2015 and then being FOUND on the 21st September, it has had 6 860 views, 80 favs, attracted over 60 new followers and I’ve sold 9 products. Sales on many other items in my portfolio have also increased dramatically and all I can say is Whoot! Whoot! Thank you RedBubble and thank you to all the buyers!

UPDATE 29th September 2016
It has now been a year since this image was FOUND and I’ve had 25 sales, 14925 views and 136 favs.



My Journal on RedBubble

A very UNIQUE Feature!!

I’m feeling particularly proud today! I’ve been featured as solo artist in Artists of Still Life, as well as FEATURED ARTIST on their front page. This in itself is great, but what is so wonderful is that Artists of Still Life is the first group EVER to also do a feature for me in my home language, Afrikaans. The link, in Afrikaans! is on their HomePage, but you can also view it HERE in their Forum.

Thank you so much to Sentimentum, hostess of “Artists of Still Life”, for this wonderful honour and for going to an immense amount of trouble in putting these wonderful pages together!!



My Journal on RedBubble

How To Create As Easily As You Breathe...

How easy do you find it to create? Does your creative energy flow like the breath of a Buddhist meditating on a mountain top? Or is it more like a heavy smoker wheezing after a brisk run on a cold morning? Here are 5 steps to being able to create as easily and as naturally as possible:…

Create every day
When you create erratically or only when you have time, you never allow yourself to get into a flow. Imagine breathing only once every 30 seconds, then holding your breath for 15, then inhaling a few short breaths, then holding it again for 10 seconds. This kind of stuttered and irregular breathing would make you anxious and highly strung! So create in the same steady and regular way you breathe. Start with creating every day for a minimum of 15 minutes, then build up slowly to creating more

Dating your art: How important is it?

29th April 2011 – FEATURED in The Weekly Wrap

I received a comment on one of my works the other day, saying how ‘brave’ I am to ‘deface’ my work with my name and date details I put on it. I was a bit taken aback, as it’s a habit I’ve been practising for years, way back to my child-hood, and probably stemming from my habit of journaling. My reply was tongue-in-cheek that I didn’t think ANY piece of art was so important that it couldn’t be ‘defaced’ by some writing, there’s nothing that’s been done that can’t be done again!

Then a couple of weeks ago I came upon this article at ArtBizBlog and I’ve never thought of it as such, but dating your work actually does make sense…

“Dating your artwork is critical if you’re interested in high-end galleries and museums. Curators are trained as art HI

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